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Submission + - Libraries Release Most-Censored Books List->

destinyland writes: The American Library Association released this year's list of the most-frequently censored books. (Included in the top 10 are two best-selling novels — Twilight and The Hunger Games — as well as Aldous Huxley's Brave New World.) The annual list celebrates "the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment," according to the library association, highlighting "the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship..." And interestingly, 7 of the 10 most-censored books are now available on Amazon's Kindle — more than twice as many as last year.
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Censorship

Submission + - ACTA to be signed this Weekend-> 1 1

bs0d3 writes: Since US negotiators on ACTA were pushing for some of the toughest language on DRM, Internet disconnections, and more, they had to climb down in the face of international resistance and public pressure. The new ACTA light will be signed in Japan this comming weekend. The milder ACTA won't be treated like a treaty—which requires Senate ratification in the US—but like an "executive agreement" that cannot alter US law. The US is sending Ambassador Miriam Sapiro, the deputy US Trade Representative, to Tokyo this weekend to sign the final document
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Firefox

Submission + - Firefox 7 Is Faster And Uses Less Memory->

tekgoblin writes: "Mozilla has released Firefox 7 the next version of their popular web browser. This new version of Firefox is supposed to see as much as a 50% reduction in memory use from its previous versions. This is good news for me as I use multiple tabs and can see Firefox using up to 1GB of memory sometimes."
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Microsoft

Submission + - Microsoft Pushes Tool to Enable Support TLS 1.1-> 1 1

Oziriz writes: Microsoft has relased a security advisory about the TLS/SSL attack developed by Juliano Rizzo and Thai Duong and also has made a FixIt tool available to help server administrators switch on support for newer versions of the protocol that aren't vulnerable to the attack.

The FixIt tool that Microsoft released will automatically enable support for TLS 1.1 in Internet Explorer and in Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008.

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Cloud

Submission + - Facebook Fixes Cookie Behavior After Logging Out

An anonymous reader writes: Over the weekend, self-proclaimed hacker Nik Cubrilovic accused Facebook of tracking its users even if they log out of the social network. The company responded by denying the claims and offering an explanation as to why its cookies behave the way they do. Now, Cubrilovic says Facebook has made changes to the logout process, and detailed what each cookie is responsible for.
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Submission + - Stephenson Mentions Slashdot in Reamde-> 1 1

CmdrTaco writes: "It's total navalgazing and I wouldn't post it if I was still working here, but I thought my heirs would be pleased to know that Slashdot got a mention in Neal Stephenson's Reamde. Be proud and keep up the fight. It's page 161 if you have the hardcover."
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